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No horsing around! Ventura County firefighters create trail to rescue horse which fell into canyon

Ventura County Dire Department
A horse is reported to be doing okay after falling down a canyon in Ventura County. Firefighters had cut a trail on a hillside in Balcom Canyon to rescue the horse.

Horse reported to be doing okay after traumatic day.

Ventura County firefighters didn't horse around as they stepped up to make a very unusual rescue.

A horse fell down a steep Ventura County canyon, and there was no easy way to get her out. It happened on Friday in Balcom Canyon, southwest of Fillmore.

The horse named Cookie was stuck at the bottom of the canyon. Ventura County Fire, and search and rescue teams were called to the scene. They cut a quarter of a mile trail down a steep hillside to reach the horse, and lead her to safety.

Cookie apparently escaped the ordeal without serious injuries, and after being evaluated by a vet, the six year old horse was released to her owners.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.